Just had really nice chilled out 3 days at Stoneycroft CL. The was something new to us as a family (2 adults, baby and dog) as we have never stayed on a CL as we usually go to CC sites or Affiliate Sites but thought we'd try something different - and we will be doing it again. This was only 20 miles from us so a short journey and we arrived wondering what it would be like being so close to Preston. We were pleasantly surprised as we arrived at the picturesque location off the main road. We have a twin axle van and turning into the driveway was a squeeze but on the third attempt I got through ok. Barbara came out to help us and to assure us a twin axle would get through the gap. She then showed us the site, where she would like us to pitch, where the water/waste and shower room were. Lovely lady. The shower takes a 50p piece for the meter but not sure how long this lasts as I was in a good 15 minutes and it was still going strong. The shower room has a toilet, sink and large shower at the end and is all very clean.
The field is split into 2 with the CL taking up half an acre approx with a further little field at the end fenced off although I walked the dog through this field everyday with no issues. We found the site very quiet and peaceful and the greenery made it feel like it could be anywhere (not 20 miles from home). We have 2 lovely days and did 2 walks from the http://www.lancashirewalks.com/ website. The first one was http://www.lancashirewalks.com/page54.htm and was a 3 mile drive from the site and the second was http://www.lancashirewalks.com/TarletonArchive.PDF. Both were nice walks however the first walk from Longton involved a lot of stiles and Public Footpaths not frequently used so were quite overgrown. Really enjoyed the break, enjoyed the CL way of life - peaceful, dog on a 30ft lead with nobody anywhere near that distance close by, chilled out dog and family.
Would recommend if looking for a CL in the area.